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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,922Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 178 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 259 out of 805 providers in this state and specialty

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 514 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 514 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$673K

2014

$603K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

12,251

2014

11,382

2015

11,922

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 811

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

144

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 44
ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 33
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 46
PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

18 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 107
METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 166
FUROSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 47
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 69
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 17
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 186
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 175
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 167
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.